Over the last few days, I have been keeping myself occupied with a little game I made up for Photoshop. It takes the concept of Craps and puts it into an actionable (pun intended) game for Photoshop, “Photoshop Craps”. The best part about this game is that it challenges you to try new approaches to photo editing.

The concept of Photoshop Craps is simple, roll two six-sided dice then press play on the corresponding action. Each number is a different adjustment layer. In each round, you can modify any of the layer properties, but once you roll again, that layer is “locked” for editing until the very end.

While it may just seem like a fun game at first, what happens to your editing choices is remarkable.

1. You will find yourself not being very heavy-handed while you edit your photos, knowing that the next adjustment layer could be anything!

2. You will pay more attention to how order affects outcome while you edit. On the last round, you get a chance to adjust the layers in your layers stack based on the number you roll. It gives you one more opportunity to refine the decisions you made and watch how those choices affect the entire stack.

3. You will see first hand how vital non-destructive editing is supported by your findings in 1 and 2 above.

I think you will find this game offers a ton of new possibilities for your workflow. Have fun while you learn more about Adjustment Layers and order.

Enough out of me, watch the video below to get a better understanding of how Photoshop Craps is played. Be sure to download the game rules and actions with the button below the video.

 

Photoshop CRAPS Before Photoshop CRAPS After
Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

For Blake, it is less about the art and more about the process. He dives deep into difficult topics and makes them easy to understand through his outside the box thinking.
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